Aunt Millie's to donate 4,104 loaves of bread to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and Plainfield Cares
DATE: November 12, 2012
CONTACT: Melissa Dunning, (260)433-0469 direct; MDunning@AuntMillies.com
Aunt Millie’s will donate 4,104 loaves of Butter Top White Bread to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14*. The bread will be delivered fresh to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana at 3737 Waldemere Avenue in Indianapolis, for distribution to those in need this holiday season. In addition, Aunt Millie’s will also donate 504 loaves to Plainfield Cares Harvest Pantry at Plainfield First Assembly of God Church, located at 620 N. Carr Road, at approximately 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012*.
“In these tough economic times, more people need help than ever before,” said Cindy Hubert, President and CEO of Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. “With generous donations from caring companies such as Aunt Millie’s, we’re able to supply more people in our community with the food they need.”
Since its humble beginning in an Indianapolis garage in 1980, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana has distributed more than 300 million pounds of food. Last year alone, Gleaners distributed more than 16 million meals hrough approximately 350 hunger-relief organizations.
Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana serves thousands of Hoosier families, seniors and children in 21 central and southeastern Indiana counties. In the 21 county service area, 311,000 individuals struggle with food insecurity and one in three of those is a child.
In all this season, Aunt Millie’s will donate 64,212 loaves of bread – over 1,000 loaves per day. The retail value of the donation is $8,988 for the Indianapolis area, and $140,624.28 total for the Midwest. Since the program was started in 2009, Aunt Millie’s has donated 245,385 loaves, including the 2012 donation.
Aunt Millie’s Bakeries is a family-owned company headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana since 1901. The company produces Aunt Millie’s bread and bakery products and other brands, which are distributed throughout the Midwest.
*Delivery date subject to change.